Last updated 10/18/2020
Local Election Information
There are a variety of dates for municipal and borough (county-equivalent) elections in Alaska. Contact your local government for details. Local elections have the lowest turnout of any type of election.
To use the Online Voter Registration System, you must have a valid Alaska driver's license or state ID card and the information you enter when registering must match the information on your Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) record. If you do not have a valid Alaska driver's license or state ID, or your information cannot be validated, you may select to register using a paper registration form.
Print a paper form to complete and sign. Send your completed form by mail, fax or email attachment to a Regional Elections Office.
When registering to vote send a copy of either your current driver’s license, state ID, passport or birth certificate with your paper form.
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
You may choose a political party affiliation when you register, but it is not required.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form.
The Registrar of Voters is maintained by the state Division of Alaska. Voters may cancel their registrations by phone or mail:
For online voter registration, an Alaska drivers license or state ID is required.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence:
If you cannot meet any of the above requirements, you may sign an affidavit and cast a provisional ballot subject to verification of your eligibility to vote.
When approaching the election worker table, you will be asked for identification by the precinct register worker such as: Voter ID card, driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license or other current or valid photo ID.
NOTE: If you do not have the one of the identifications listed above, you may present a current utility bill or paycheck, government check or bank statement or other government issued document.
Where to get more info on candidates
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, next election in 2022)
State Senator (half the Senate elected every four years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Judicial Retention Elections (ballot every ten years)
Statewide ballot measures
|Municipal (odd years, usually October, except Anchorage in April)||
Local ballot measures
|Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) (even years in October)||
School Board (Next election, 2020)
REAA Election Information: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/regionaleducationalattendancearea.php
Election Day is November 3, 2020.
Dates of municipal elections can be found on the cities city clerk's page. Most municipalities have elections in October during odd years. Anchorage holds theirs in April.
As of October 2019, Alaska does not have a voter bill of rights.
The Alaska Public Offices Commission provides access to candidates’ election committee and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings.
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
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